So, have you heard about this new movie, Oz, the Great and Powerful? I'd heard about it but thought I'd skip it because I've seen the The Wizard of Oz many times, and I didn't want to watch another Hollywood remake. The Wizard of Oz had been a major part of my youth. Every year I'd looked forward to the time when it would come on TV. It was an event. And today most everyone has seen the movie a gazillion times because they own the DVD. What in the world could Disney do to add to this classic film?
Oh my stars! A lot!
I was totally surprised by how much I liked this movie.The story is about the wizard, Oscar Diggs played by James Franco, who is a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. He gets caught in a tornado and lands in Oz. The special effects were fantastic. This is not a remake but a prequel that fills in the blanks of the original story.
However, be warned, this movie is not for small children. The flying monkeys and other animals are very scary.
In case you're interested, here's the movie trailer.